TICKLE, a short horror film about domestic abuse, needs your help! In order to shoot the film, the production team is currently seeking donations through their Kickstarter campaign. The donations will go towards equipment hire, the cast, effects & costume props, travel & food and Kickstarter costs.
It is the brainchild of London based writer/director, Chris Chalklen, who has made three short films, but has also worked on several feature length films and TV shows. His last short film, Holy F_k, was an erotic sex comedy which played at 39 international festivals and won numerous awards.
The film is a live-action psychological and supernatural horror about the isolation, trauma and intense vulnerability of domestic abuse.
Lilly, our exhausted and desperate protagonist, struggles through a sleepless night of being tormented by a menacing and salacious creature.
Skeptical of her own sanity and separated from the outside world, she must fight the ever creeping grasp from the sinister creature if she wants to make it to the morning.
According to its Kickstarter campaign page, Tickle presents a painfully raw and spine-tingling scary portrait of a troubled woman trying to readjust to life after an abusive relationship. It’s a horror that delves into the exploitation and objectification of women. An otherworldly exploration into being a forced object of desire for an aggressively persistent, hyper-masculine monster.
The film merges this psychological trauma with one of the most horrifying entities of mythological legend, an Incubus. A demon in male form who lies upon sleeping women in order to engage in sexual activity with them.
It is an interesting concept with a subject matter that is very relevant today. If you’d like to donate, you can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.